PM Imran telephones Modi to congratulate him on poll victory

Posted In: News Date:May 26th, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday telephoned his newly elected Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) electoral victory in the Indian election, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP increased its majority in India's election with its best-ever tally of 303 seats on Friday. The main opposition party, the Indian National Congress, trailed the BJP with 52 of the 543 seats in parliament.

Modi, who coasted to a landmark win on the back of nationalist, anti-Pakistan rhetoric and a vision of a Hindu-first India, urged his coalition's newly elected MPs on Saturday to work for communal harmony on the model of the joint Hindu-Muslim uprising so as to deliver India its truer freedom.

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Dr Faisal said: "Prime Minister [Imran] spoke to PM Modi today and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India. PM [Imran] expressed his desire for both countries to work together for betterment of their peoples."